Posted October 19, 2018 05:23:53I’ve never been one to take DIY projects seriously, but I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve made with my children.
(Note: This post is meant to be educational, so don’t take it too seriously.)
I’ve been making my own hose for about a year now, and I’ve used it as a source of water to wash dishes, water plants, and even water the garden.
I thought it was time to share the results of my process, so I’ve put together a handy infographic with pictures and a description.
The DIY: This is what it looks like to assemble a DIY garden hose.
The first step is to make the hose.
First, cut the end of the hose about 1/8″ long and drill a 1/2″ hole.
Next, use a small drill bit to drill a small hole in the center of the end.
This hole should be about 1-1/4″ deep.
Then, use the 1/4-inch drill bit, or any other large hole saw, to drill through the center and through the hose, just like you would with a normal hose.
Now, use your other 1/16-inch diameter drill bit or other hole saw to drill another 1/32″ hole in each end of your hose, making sure the hose ends up in the same location as the first hole.
Finally, use an 8-mm round bit to secure the hose in place.
You now have a homemade hose!
You can see from the photos that I’ve cut each of the 4 ends to about the same size as the original hole, but that’s only for safety’s sake.
The ends of the DIY hose should not overlap, so be sure to keep them separate and neat.
Here’s a close-up of the hole you drilled for the 1-inch hole.
Note that the end is still a bit loose, so keep that in mind.
The results:Now that you’ve cut the ends of your DIY hose to a reasonable size, you can start making your own garden hose!
Just drill a hole in one end, and tap out the other end.
Now that you have your DIY garden hoses, you should be able to make your own DIY garden water!
Here’s what the finished garden hose looks like.
It looks like a watermelon in the shower.
Here’s the bottom view, as you can see the hose is holding the watermelon.
Here are a couple of shots of the completed hose.
Here is what the hose looks really like when it’s properly attached to a hose clamp.
Here it is after it’s been attached to the hose clamp for a bit more water.
It is a bit snug, but this is to be expected.
This is the hose that is attached to my water hose clamp, so you’ll have to trim the hose down a bit.
Here you can really see the difference between the two ends.
The one with the 1 1/128″ hole is the end that is closest to the garden hose, while the one with 1 1:8″ hole (the “longest” end) is slightly further away.
I really like the way the hose sits in the garden, but if you’d like to cut it down a little more you can drill a new hole, or make a replacement one if it’s already on the garden hampers.
If you’re looking to buy one of these DIY garden garden hose clamp or hose clamps, here are some places to look for one.
I’m sure there are plenty of DIY hamper DIY projects out there, but with all of the interest in DIY, you might be surprised at just how many DIY projects you can do yourself with a few tools.
And, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments.